MacKenzie Camp gears up for summer season

The camp on Mabel Lake is busy fundraising to sponsor kids who want to go to camp this summer

Enderby’s award-winning musical playwrite  Lindzy Lundquist is writing and producing another fun/pun filled musical show for MacKenzie Camp.

The Pie Rights of Penn’s Aunts, is written and produced by our own Lundquist and a crew of actors.

“It is an extremely silly, pun-and-music- filled romp with pyrite (Fool’s Gold), gold diggers, fun songs and characters like Auntie Social and Auntie Dote, Captain Crunch and even Dr. Hook,” said Lorraine Powell, with MacKenzie Camp.

The play runs May 3, 4 and 5 at St. Andrew’s United Church. May 3 and 4 are evening dinner performances, with all tickets being $15 that must be reserved in advance; show only tickets are also available for $10. May 5 is a dessert matinée, with pie served after the performance — tickets are $12.  Please call 250-838-7315 for more information or to reserve your seats.

“Come on out, have some good food, great entertainment and support a wonderful cause,” said Powell.

Other upcoming fundraisers for the camp include the popular golf tournament on June 1 at the Salmon Arm Golf and Country Club. Tee-off time is 3 p.m. with an entry fee of $65, including nine holes of golf and dinner. For reservations and more details, please call Tom Cole at 250-832-2762.

MacKenzie Camp’s summer schedule for children and families of all ages is available on the web site at www.mackenziecamp.ca. The theme for this summer’s camps is “Discovering Reality,” as campers immerse themselves in the beauty of nature.

The camp sponsored 82 children last year through the generous donations and fundraising of the surrounding community organizations. Two major events are scheduled at this time with all the proceeds going to camperships,  so mark your calendars.